Current Job Vacancies

HR Business Partner

Reporting directly to the CEO the role of HR Manager will oversee the running of all aspects of Human Resources within the business in support of the managers of the various departments and the business as a whole. The role will be instrumental in achieving our objective of enabling all employees to maximise their potential whilst enabling them to thrive beyond the confines of work. The primary purpose of the role is to create a high performing culture with high levels of employee engagement whilst ensuring we support the functional teams by having the right people with the right skills at the right time. The role will also ensure we achieve our objectives in a responsible manner and in line with all relevant regulatory and Health and Safety requirements.

 Main duties of the HR Manager:

  • Provide an HR support service to the Crane organisation
  • Ensure we have a competent, engaged and well-motivated workforce.
  • Support the management team by overseeing recruitment, selection and the onboarding process
  • Managing the company’s appraisal system and supporting appraisal meetings if required
  • Ensuring that a company’s procedures comply with employment regulations
  • Managing and developing the HR team
  • Monitoring all aspects employee performance, such as attendance and sick leave as well as key measures such as retention and engagement
  • Assessing  training needs and then designing and implementing training programs accordingly
  • Handling any disciplinary processes and formal grievances
  • Setting and reviewing pay structures and employee perks and benefits

Strategic Objectives

  • Introduce a specific HR function into CBG to co-ordinate and manage all aspects of people operations acting as a support function to other areas of the business and all staff members. Recognised as a leading employer in West Norfolk, IIP Gold accredited by 2027
  • Review our range of benefits for employees and introduce a range of benefits and programmes that support employees and improve employee retention and engagement. This could include sickness pay, phased holiday entitlement, DIS etc.
  • Develop a systematic approach to employee development ensuring that each individual has the opportunity to develop their skills and thereby their career opportunities within CBG.
  • Create a Crane Academy, by end of Financial year '22/'23, that provides a structured programme of training and support individuals progressing through the organisation in every department.
  • Initiate improved appraisal process based on performance, behaviours and objectives.
  • Support employee wellbeing through the introduction of a specific programme of events activities and support. E.g. Health and Nutrition, Mental Health helplines, Personal Finance training and support language skills.
  • Measure employee engagement through an annual survey aiming to develop a continual improvement on annual basis and reaching at least 75% positive engagement by '27.
  • Utilise a planned programme of communication and social events to foster employee engagement through a sense of belonging to the CBG family
  • Co-ordinate a full programme of CSR activities that support  causes whilst simultaneously benefitting CGB as a business. Work with marketing to communicate these and ensure that all staff have the opportunity to be engaged with the programme.

 Required Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience in an HR Management position
  • Ideally exposure to IIP and awareness of the requirements
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen and effectively verbalise ideas
  • Strong leadership skills to guide an HR team and support and motivate staff
  • A solid understanding of the key principles of employment law
  • The ability to remain calm in stressful situations including during disciplinary hearings or staff conflicts
  • Solid ethics and morals and sound judgement 
  • The ability to work under pressure and multitask

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000

Framing & Cladding Operative

Are you a multi skilled trades person looking for a new role.

We are currently recruiting for staff to join our framing and cladding team. This is a physical role and would suit someone who is looking for a construction role in a manufacturing setting.

 As a Framer and Cladder you will be responsible for making timber frames, cladding them with boards to construct individual panels as part of the manufacturing process. This is a ‘hands on’ role that involves kneeling and bending and working at low levels as part of the process.

Experience using power tools including Drills, Hand/Air Tools/Staple Guns, Screw Guns would be an advantage, but not essential as full training will be given.

 Main Duties and requirements include:

  • Following manufacturing drawings and instructions to timber build frames & panels.
  • Working at pace as part of a team to ensure orders are completed on time
  • An eye for detail, focused on delivering a quality finish.
  • Competent working with measurements and dimensions
  • Ability to use power tools
  • Common sense and sound judgement in practical matters
  • Good communication skills, self-confidence and an ability to work to deadlines
  • Able to lift and carry large panels as part of the assembly process.
  • Flexible to work and assist other areas of the factory as required.


  • Weekly pay
  • Opportunity to work overtime(Time qtr & Double time)
  • 7% weekly attendance bonus (after probation period)
  • Annual Attendance bonus (after qualifying period)
  • Excellent staff facilities with regular paid tea / coffee breaks
  • Work wear and boots provided.
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 28 days annual holiday including Bank Holidays.
  • Training courses to support progression within the business

Working hours are Monday to Friday based on a 40-hour week with half an hour lunch break.

We are currently operating staggered start times due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions.

  • 0700 – 15.30
  • 0800 – 16.30
  • Occasional Saturdays may be required during peak season

Salary: £10.40 - £10.60 per hour

Building Assembler and Production staff

The Role:

Working as part of our manufacturing team you will be trained to work across all areas of our factory producing finished components and panels which are used to construct our garden buildings. We are proud of our heritage, so a commitment to producing a quality product is essential and as you develop your skills you will play a key role in the quality control of the product.  We are looking for confident and hardworking staff who have a keen eye for detail and want to develop a career with us.

As an ideal candidate you be able to show the following:

  • Openness to develop & learn new skills within a manufacturing and factory environment
  • Ability to follow operating procedures to ensure high standards are delivered
  • A keen eye for detail and focused on delivering a quality product
  • Competent working with measurements and dimensions
  • Ability to use power tools
  • You will need to be physically fit and able to lift and carry heavy items both on your own and with assistance
  • Common sense and a practical approach to challenges
  • Good communication skills, self-confidence and an ability to work to deadlines
  • Good command of the English language and able to use an iPad and smart devices
  • Flexible to work occasional Saturdays and overtime during peak production times

Rewards & Benefits:

  • Weekly paid salary
  • Opportunities to work overtime (Time Qtr & Double Time)
  • 7% weekly attendance bonus (after probation period)
  • Annual attendance bonus (after qualifying period)
  • Onsite parking
  • Regular paid tea breaks
  • Work wear and boots provided
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday entitlement including Bank Holidays
  • Excellent staff facilities with fresh fruit and cereal provided daily
  • Real opportunities to progress and develop a career

Working hours are Monday to Friday based on a 40 hour week with half an hour lunch break 

Due to social distancing and providing a safe working environment we are operating a staggered shift pattern - 7am - 3:30 / 8am - 4.30pm

Salary: £10.40 - £10.60 per hour

Building Installer / Fitter

The Role:

We have been manufacturing and selling high quality timber buildings for over 48 years. Our Garden Studios and Summerhouses are sold across the UK and delivered and built for the customer by our teams of professional installers. We are now looking for skilled trades people to join the installation team.

As an Ideal candidate you will need the following experience and skills:

  • Previous experience and knowledge of DIY, construction or carpentry
  • A good level of understanding about working with timber, metal bracketry and fixings
  • The ability to use power tools, drills, saws etc.
  • Competent at working with measurements and dimensions with a good eye for detail
  • A good personality and confident communication skills are essential as you will be interacting directly with the customer
  • Must be physically strong and fit - you will be lifting and carrying heavy items at 2m or 5m wide (with another operative)
  • An understanding of health and safety procedures and processes
  • Able to use ladders safely and work at heights
  • Working outdoors,  all year round
  • Prepared to stay away for up to 4 nights a week (accommodation is provided) and travel long distances
  • Hold a full driving licence

Rewards & Benefits:

  • Weekly paid salary £529 - £710 - working 48 – 53 hours a week

  • £20 food allowance for each night you are away
  • Hotel accommodation (single rooms)
  • 28 days a year holiday entitlement including bank holidays
  • Flexibility to work longer days and get jobs completed quicker which offers the opportunity to do extra hours and increase earnings or take a 3-day weekend
  • Opportunity to earn overtime during peak season
  • Uniform and work boots provided
  • Opportunity to join the company contributory pension scheme
  • Opportunity to progress to the senior fitter role

Usual working week is 48  hours - Monday to Friday however you may be required to work longer during peak season.

As this role involves working directly with the general public an enhanced DBS check will be carried out prior to appointment.

Salary: £27,000 - £31,000

Showsite Sales Consultant - Brighton

We are recruiting a sales consultant for our show site at the Goldcliff Garden Centre near Lewes.

Due to an increase in sales and growing demand in this product sector we are looking for a candidate from the retail or sales sector to join our Sales team.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Show Site Manager you will ensure that the Crane Garden Buildings ethos for quality and service is presented to our customers. Working as part of the sales team you will strive to achieve / exceed targets set by the business and ensure that the highest standards of presentation are always delivered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce accurate quotations in line with customer requirements and present terms of agreement and close sales
  • Respond to incoming email and phone inquiries from new and existing customers
  • Ensure all sales are recorded and order information entered on to the company CRM system
  • Represent the company at trade exhibitions, events and shows
  • Advise on forthcoming product developments and discuss special promotions where appropriate
  • Conduct visits to the customers property to measure and qualify the suitability of products as required
  • Review your own sales performance, aiming to exceed targets

The Person

As a confident and outgoing person, you will engage customers by using a consultative approach to guide customers through the selection and purchase of their dream garden building. Using the full training that you will be given you will help them realise their vision offering a range of bespoke features and colours that best compliments their outdoor space. We are looking for people who share a passion for delivering a customer experience and a quality product that exceeds expectation.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication and listening skills with the ability to build relationships
  • Proven experience of delivering a consultative sales approach and great customer service
  • Enthusiasm to become an expert in the full product range
  • Experience of working with a CRM system would be an advantage but not essential
  • In reward the Sales Consultant role offers:

Benefits include:

  • Basic salary £27,800
  • Quarterly bonuses up to £10,000 for achieving target
  • Opportunity to earn commission for exceeding targets
  • Clothing allowance
  • Onsite parking
  • Contributory Pension scheme
  • Opportunity to work for a company who value a healthy 'work life' balance

Usual working pattern is 40hrs on a 3 week rota including 2 weekends on / 1 off

Being fully mobile and having your own vehicle is essential for this role as you may be required to conduct site visits.

As this role involves working with the public an enhanced DBS check will be conducted prior to appointment.

Salary: £27,800 plus bonus and OTE